Symtoms come and go?

I'm new to the forum, and new to UP and apparently experiencing some bladder or urethra falling symptoms as well. It seems as though some days I feel my urethra falling and then, after several days, it feels as though it has gone back up....is this typical? Now, though, it feels as though it has fallen again. Does anyone else have this experience? Any ideas why? I have been carrying my 3 year old more than usual over the past week (hiking trips...she needs a little help sometimes). I would love any feedback anyone has to offer.

How much will your sessions cost?

I don't know if I should ask that on here, but I'm wondering if I need to make a trip to Albq. in the near future.... How much will your session cost that is going to explain all the details for your program and show the exercises?

Thanks!

How to sit

I've been working on going through this site all afternoon...There is so much info here! How and what are we supposed to sit on? Like when you eat supper, watch tv, sit at the computer, etc. What about in public???

The batons are here!

Hi All,

We have a few more batons in inventory for any who are interested. We are using them here at the Center and I'm going to create a little download soon (after my Grand Opening!) just so people have some ideas how to use them.

Blessings,

Christine

New here with questions

Hello!

I'm not sure where to put this, so I'll just start here. I'm a stay-at-home mom of 9 (ages 4 - 25). I had a prolaspe after number 5, but it hasn't bothered me a whole lot. Yesterday I went to a doctor because I've been having a lot of problems with not sleeping and panic attacks (I'm assuming these are hormonal issues). Anyway, I just got a complete physical and I'm waiting to find out my levels of my hormones, etc. When she did my PAP, she informed me that I have a rectocele, cycstocele (which I knew I had) and that my bladder was falling some and my urethra tube was hanging down??? Of course,she'll want to do surgery, put me on HRT etc. Don't plan to go there....

How bad is it to run

I'd like to start running but have been told that this sort of exercise isn't good for women with prolapses (I have an anterior and posterior prolapse and have had a TVT operation).

My reason for wanting to run is to try to shed some weight and to give myself some weight bearing exercise to help stave off osteoperosis (I love swimming, cycling and rowing so need something more).

I'd appreciate any feedback you can give me from your collective wisdom.

Prevention - Videos/Books

Christine,

I have come to realize how many women might not have come down with prolapse had they been exercising properly. Have you considered making a video or writing a book that is just very basic for women who have not yet come down with prolapse but who are just concerned with proper alignment and exercises for the female body? For prevention purposes only and because I want to do exercises that are geared towards the female body, I’m interested in your "First Aid for Prolapse" video, but because of the name, I’d want to keep it hidden. Same goes for the book. Perhaps a basic video titled something along the lines of “Exercise for the Female Body?” I know making a video or writing a book is a huge ordeal and isn’t just easily done, but I thought I’d just throw the idea out there. I think it’d be great to get this information out to women “before” they develop the problem. The video or book wouldn’t even have to be centered around prolapse – its main focus could just be proper alignment/exercise for the female body.

baby carriers

Baby has been sick for a few days. This morning, I carried him for 3 hours, first in my sling, then in the Ergo baby carrier, in the front (front pack). The Ergo is also a back pack.

When I first joined the forum, my main concern was baby carrying; at that point, I hardly felt like I could carry him at all, because when I did, I felt like I was holding it all in.

Today, I carried him in posture, and didn't at all feel like I had to hold everything in. In fact, holding the posture, I felt less tired than I used to feel after baby-wearing. Wow, imagine that -- better than before!

So, here' my question -- is it ok to carry in baby carriers for long periods of time with prolapse? Is one preferable to another? In sling, I hip carry, since he's 11 mos. old. I also am starting to change sides.

Retroverted Uterus

I can't find my original question about retroverted uteruses so I had to start a new topic...

Christine - you said that retroverted uteruses are usually considered a mild or first stage of prolapse. I talked it over with my PT and she showed me with her anatomical model why this is so - so it all makes sense now, since the uterus is already tilted back, it makes it much easier to slide on down... My question is that I was first told about my retroverted uterus at my first gyno appt, when I was 18 years old. So how did it get retroverted? I was born like that? Or had I bad posture as a teenager? I "blossomed" very early and was embarrased by it. I tended to hunch my shoulders a lot until the rest of my friends caught up with me (and some never have ;-)). I wonder if by having bad posture as a pubescent girl I was setting myself up for this... or was I born like this? It's interesting...

HAPPY MOTHERS DAY

I figured as most of us got our Prolapses through Becoming a Mother we should put that to one side for a day and Celebrate what we actually got out of it :)

Yes - We all have a Perolapse or three - But we also have our beloved Children :)

.......H A P P Y.......M O T H E R ' S.......D A Y.......

.......E V E R Y O N E.......

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